Definition of nomad
1 : a member of a people who have no fixed residence but move from place to place usually seasonally and within a well-defined territory For centuries nomads have shepherded goats, sheep, and cattle across the … semiarid grasslands … — Discovery
2 : an individual who roams about He lived like a nomad for a few years after college, never holding a job in one place for very long.
nomadismplay \ˈnō-ˌma-ˌdi-zəm\ noun
Examples of nomad in a sentence
He lived like a nomad for a few years after college, never holding a job in one place for very long.
after college she became quite the nomad, backpacking through Europe with no particular destination
Origin and Etymology of nomad
Latin nomad-, nomas member of a wandering pastoral people, from Greek, from nemein
First Known Use: 1579
NOMAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nomad for English Language Learners
: a member of a group of people who move from place to place instead of living in one place all the time
NOMAD Defined for Kids
Definition of nomad for Students
1 : a member of a people having no permanent home but moving from place to place usually in search of food or to graze livestock
2 : a person who moves often
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